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Ethan Leinwand Added To 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Faculty

Ethan Leinwand Added To 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Faculty

We’re excited announce the addition of St. Louis-based blues pianist and preservationist Ethan Leinwand to the faculty of the 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. A student of the music’s rich history and varied regional styles, Ethan presents personal interpretations of many of the great (and forgotten) old-time barrelhouse masters. He specializes in St. Louis pre-war

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2016 Blues in the Clubs Schedule Announced

We’ve just announced the performance line-ups for the Blues in the Clubs component of the 2016 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. Blues in the Clubs is perhaps the signature experience of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. On Friday and Saturday night of festival week, the artist faculty head to numerous venues in Port Townsend’s historic

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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: Blues is Life

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes slung his jacket over the back of a pea-green reception hall chair and sat down with his Epiphone guitar in front of a microphone and an audience of about forty people who were mostly white and, at least that day, mostly his students. Holmes had ironed a crease in his jeans, put

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Kenny Nichol Awarded 2016 Potter Blues Scholarship

Congratulations to Kenny Nichol, the winner of the John Potter Youth Music Scholarship to the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Our deep gratitude to Dan and Sara at Crossroads Music in Port Townsend for creating & funding this award.  I have been playing ukulele for 3 years, and I am very excited to be in the

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